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July 08, 2008

OCTO Releases District Geographic Data for use in Google Earth 

All publicly available geographic data from the District is now available in Google's KML format. Visit the DC GIS Data Clearinghouse to download and open DC GIS data inside public Google Earth.

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Open District geographic data inside Google Earth.

The Office of the Chief Technology Officer's GIS program has enhanced the District of Columbia's comprehensive geospatial data warehouse by making it available within Google, Inc's innovative visualization software, Google Earth.  The familiar interface enables users of any technical sophistication level to interactively use publicly available GIS data. There are over 300 geospatial layers available to you from the DC GIS Data Clearinghouse.

To start, obtain the latest version of Google Earth by visiting  Google, Inc. provides a free version of Google Earth for all interested persons.  Following installation, search the DC GIS Data Clearinghouse/Catalog by keyword to find the latest DC GIS data.  Click the Google download option to save or open KML data directly in Google Earth.

For assistance in using District GIS data in Google Earth, please contact us.